This year I ordered some new t-shirts for it and were really happy with how they turned out. Kobe said he liked looking at the t-shirts because it made him think of Daddy and Noah and reminded him what they looked like.
The boys were excited to see Hawka before the race.
This year Alison did some extra fund raising by signing up to be an 'every day hero' where people could donate to her for running. She had Noah and Aaron's initials on her hands to inspire her to keep going as she was running.
Simone organised balloons to release and we let them go as the starting buzzer sounded.
Photo taken from The Examiner websiteKobe and I stuck together and I expecting him to be really slow. Last year he was so slow and I had to piggy back him half way around the course, but this year he was excited to actually run part of the way. After the first 500 metres or so he decided he couldn't run the entire course, so we did lots of jogging and then walking. About 2 km in he started saying 'I'm so tired! I can't do it! I'm going to take my number off and never do this again!' as he would start taking his bib off his t-shirt.
When I would remind him of how well he was going and how Daddy and Noah would be so proud if him, he would get his second wind...for at least 10 metres, and then he would start all over again.
It was lovely to catch up with Tania who is Mia's Mum. Mia passed away four months ago and I felt privileged to take photos at her funeral. Unfortuately Mia passed away before she was able to be granted a wish.
Mia's sisters and cousins had decorated their tops for Mia.
hello and telling me you read my blog and follow us on Instagram. I often get comments from people saying that they have seen us around, but are too scared to say hi, but it's so nice when people do.
We wish so much that Aaron and Noah were here to do the run with us, but it's nice to run for them and help raise money for children with life threatening illnesses. The run raised over $28,000 which is fantastic. We know how much it is going to brighten the lives of some very sick children and their families.
On our most recent trip to Queensland we spent some time with my cousin Lanai and her family. Their son Lindsay (front left) is around Jalen's age and has been sick for a couple years. Recently he was diagnosed with a left temporal lobe brain tumour. It is a rare type of tumour and doesn't respond well to chemotherapy and radiation, and surgery isn't recommended as it will cause permanent damage.
does not have a history of responding well to chemo or radiation therapy. It also causes regular seisures which are difficult, seemingly impossible to control with large doses of medication which effect his ability to live a normal life and have caused significant side effects. - See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-lindsay-beat-this-brain-tumour/96681#sthash.PsMh0EUy.dpuf
Our hearts break for Lanai, Gavin, Lindsay and his brother Mitchell as they are now making very hard decisions to help Lindsay beat this tumour. Gavin has also recently been made redundant at work so things are extremely hard for them right now.
Lindsay would actually be able to apply for a wish from the Make a Wish Foundation, but right now they are struggling just go get through each day as Lindsay is having seizures which are hard to control with medication, and he just feels so unwell all the time.
The best options for successful treatment of this type of tumour is in the USA where Lindsay will be receiving treatment in 2 states of the USA with different protocols. The funds raised will be for medical treatment, a small allocation for emergency hospital costs, some of the flight costs to USA and between two states regularly for treatment, accomodation, costs for air travel nurse and medical visas. - See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-lindsay-beat-this-brain-tumour/96681#sthash.PsMh0EUy.dpufThe best options for treatment are in the USA where Linsday will receive treatment in two different states. Unfortunately the cost for the treatment is extremely expensive with the family having to find the finances to cover the cost of travel, medical treatment, accommodation, emergency hospital costs, costs for an air travel nurse and medical visas.
Lindsay needs this treatment as soon as possible and a fundraising page has been set up to help raise the funds to get him and his Mum to the USA. If you are able to help out please donate by clicking on this link and you can also like the Facebook page that has been set up to keep people up to date.
The amount needed is a lot, and it sometimes feels like what we can give isn't enough, but I know first hand that every little bit helps, even if it is only a couple of dollars. We hope Linsday is able to get the treatmet he needs to live a normal, happy, and long life.